Robin Hood starring Shane Richie & Jessie Wallace will be coming to Southampton this Christmas, in the South Coast’s biggest family pantomime. Ticket details here.
Having established themselves as one of the nation’s favourite partnerships during their time playing Alfie and Kat in EastEnders, Shane & Jessie have won numerous awards and millions of fans for their portrayal of Walford’s much-loved couple. Robin Hood marks their first pantomime appearance together with Shane in the title role and Jessie his beautiful Maid Marion.
Shane’s numerous television credits include Oliver Twist, Skins, New Tricks, Minder, What We Did on Our Holidays but is best known for his role of Alfie Moon on BBC1’s longest-running soap, a part written especially for him. In addition to acting, Shane has also hosted a number of high-profile gameshows including the primetime lottery quiz Win Your Wish List and Decimate. Most recently Shane starred in Making Dad’s Army for the BBC and Benidorm for ITV1. Shane and Jessie recently completed filming their own six-part drama series based on their EastEnders characters’ lives in Ireland which will be broadcast later this year.
For over 15 years Jessie Wallace has become a national treasure thanks to her performance as Kat Slater in the popular BBC soap EastEnders. Her other television credits include ITV’s The Bill and Wild at Heart and her critically acclaimed leading role in Miss Marie Lloyd – Queen of the Music Hall for BBC Four. In 2008 she also took part in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing. No stranger to the stage, Jessie has appeared in the West End productions of Rent and Haunted as well as the 25th anniversary production of Stepping Out in the role of Sylvia. Most recently Jessie returned to the stage playing Lil in the Theatre Royal Stratford East’s musical production of Fings Ain’t Wot they Used T’be, directed by Terry Johnson. Last year she made her pantomime debut starring as the Fairy Godmother in a critically acclaimed production of Cinderella at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings.
Robin Hood will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, and the company behind the Theatre’s previous record-breaking productions of Aladdin and Cinderella. Robin Hood features Mayflower Theatre’s hallmark of outstanding entertainment for theatregoers of all ages.
So grab your merry men and women, and get ready for a sheriff-busting, arrow-shooting, tights-wearing, hog-roasting pantomime extravaganza!
Tickets for Robin Hood (Saturday 17 December 2016 – Sunday 8 January 2017) are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk. Ovation Restaurant bookings: 02380 711833